Cricket Business : PDC T10 League abandoned, SLC rubbishes it as some ‘outside, shadowy party’ tournament

PDC T10 league was promoted as comeback event for the Sri Lanka Cricket and some of its top cricketers. Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekera, Chamara Kapugedera, Chamara Silva, Schitra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad and Asela Gunaratne all were named to participate in the event. 

Not only this – India’s fantasy & Live Streaming platform Sports Tiger was also roped in to do the live telecast. But after Sri Lanka Cricket’s intervention, now the entire event has been scrapped without anyone having any idea who were the people behind the announcements and the tournament. 
 
PDC Tournament abandoned – No one has any clue who were the organizers
 
The entire announcement took SLC by surprise, who has not only stalled the event but also announced that the illegal showbiz cricket series was the work of some ‘outside party’. According to SLC, none of the Sri Lanka cricket stakeholder, players, state or any district body was involved in the tournament. 
 
According to SLC, after clarifications from the board the shady and shadowy organizers abandoned the tournament. The tournament that was to be run bordering the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was to be the franchise property of an unnamed “outside party” and worked off from June 25 to July 6.

The players named in the line-ups have declared to SLC that they were unaware of any tournament.

“We did not sanction this tournament and have already conveyed it to the International Cricket Council (ICC), our stakeholders and the clubs as well as the players. As far as we know it was to be handled by a complete outsider that is not part of the set-up,” said Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva has given the clarification. 

 
Meanwhile SLC declares work on Lankan Premier League on
 

SLC has also declared that they are confident they can unveil board’s franchise led tournament, Lankan Premier League in the month of August. According to the SLC CEO, response to the LPL tender has been very encouraging and they should successfully launch the event in August. 

“We have called for media and marketing rights and there has been a very good and positive response,” said De Silva.

Sri Lanka cricket’s national team is currently under training and soon the top cricketers will be seen in action as the first class cricket in Sri Lanka is scheduled to restart next month.